Daniel is a German-Canadian photojournalist and documentary photographer currently based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He has also lived in Melbourne, Australia, and several places in Germany including Cologne and Aachen. He is fluent in english and german and is currently working to improve his french.
Daniel is especially interested in stories about the environment (climate change), migration, social issues, and the conflicts that often arise where these themes intersect. Even though his lens tends to be drawn toward conflict he approaches stories from a solutions based perspective. As a freelancer, he is quite comfortable covering a wide variety of stories and events from breaking news, sports, and cultural events, to portraits and lifestyle.
Being self taught and having a camera in his hands from the age of five, it is hard to pinpoint when his career officially began, but it wouldn't be a stretch to argue that his interest in journalism piqued in 2016 when he joined the team at the University of Winnipeg's student newspaper, the Uniter, as photo editor.
Daniel has honed his journalism skills in the field and with the help of educational resources such as Northern Short Course, VII Academy, Photowings, Solutions Journalism Network, and under the guidance of NOOR photographer Sebastian Liste. He is experienced in first-aid and has taken part in training designed to prepare journalists for work in dangerous situations including riots and conflict zones.
In 2017 he photographed his first assignment for the Winnipeg Free Press and has since gone on to work with many other organizations including AFP (Agence France-Presse), Bloomberg, Getty, Anadolu Agency, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and CBC News. His photos have also been seen around the world in publications including Süddeutsche Zeitung, France 24, Swissinfo, and more.
Outside of journalism Daniel has a keen interest in giving back to his community and working with community groups, not-for-profits and NGOs, locally and internationally. He has lead photo and storytelling workshops for community organizations and worked youth programs including West Broadway Youth Outreach, Youth Employment Services and Career Trek.
Some of his non-news clients include: The Canadian Red Cross, Jane Goodall Foundation of Canada, Global Citizen, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Bell Canada, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Valour Football Club, and Winnipeg ICE.
Affiliations Frontline Freelance Register Canadian Association of Journalists News Photographers Association of Canada United Photojournalists of Canada
Accomplishments / Recognition 2020 – Group Exhibition, Canada Covid Portrait 2020 – Winnipeg Free Press Pictures of the Year 2019 – 1st Place Mouseland Press Awards: Portrait 2018 – 1st Place Mouseland Press Awards: Sports 2018 – Winnipeg Free Press Pictures of the Year 2018 – Exhibition, Lake of the Woods POW Camp Artifacts 2017 – 1st Place Mouseland Press Awards: Spot News 2017 – 1st Place Mouseland Press Awards: Portrait 2017 – Mark of Excellence Leica Black and White Photo Competition 2017 – Exhibition, "Back To Winnipeg" (Photography) 2016 – 1st Place Mouseland Press Awards Picture of the Year 2016 – 1st Place Mouseland Press Awards: Photo Story 2015 – Exhibition, Street Photography